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Country Medical Lead - I&I (Inflammation & Immunology)

Job Description

Reports to: I&I Central Eastern Europe Medical Affairs Cluster Lead



  • Delivers high level medical and scientific expertise to both internal and external stakeholders, leverages available medical data for strategic commercial objectives of assigned products to achieve a competitive advantage on the marketplace.
  • Decisively contributes to  Pfizer image as scientific partner of choice both internally and externally.
  • Expectations related to this role include, but are not limited to, research and preparation of responses for medical inquiries, as well as interfacing with and supporting Business Units Product/Therapeutic Team(s) and Regional/ Global colleagues by providing medical information and analysis of inquiry trends to support departmental and company objectives.
  • Medical Information (MI) is a customer-focused group within Medical Department that is responsible for responding to unsolicited inquiries regarding Pfizer human prescription products and devices
  • Additional expectations of this role include direct customer interactions and providing technical and medical information with high quality customer facing.
  • People manager capabilities and duties – lead and develop direct report(s).




Scientific Leadership

  • Delivers high level medical and scientific expertise to Pfizer.
  • Provides the internal and external stakeholders with medical expertise for the assigned products and therapeutic areas (TAs).
  • Searches, collects, disseminates and updates scientific information database for assigned products.


Partners with BUs and other relevant business stakeholders

  • Provides medical input into/at:
  • Strategic & Operating plans.
  • Advisory Boards.
  • POA development and communication.
  • Promotional activities and materials.
  • Scientific activities/materials.
  • Product team meetings.
  • Leadership of some (as agreed in advance) cross-functional projects.
  • Drugs reimbursement: medical input to  the reimbursement files, partnering with CA&A function.
  • Use of the existing OR data and development of local new OR data, partnership with CA&A function.
  • Analysis of the competition with regard to weight/relevance/promotional use of medical data.
  • Preparation of scientific publications.


  • Ensures compliance:
  • with scientific, regulatory, ethical standards for all Pfizer activities.
  • of promotional activities related to Pfizer/competitors and takes appropriate action if non-compliance is identified.


  • Key Opinion Leaders and Key Decision Makers (‘Opinion Leaders’) management (target of at least 50% of time for external customer facing):
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with external opinion leaders for nominated products.
  • Contributes to the selection of speakers for Pfizer events/meetings.
  • Ensures leadership, concept and delivery of Advisory Board meetings.
  • Drives medical-to-medical communication on a frequent basis with a pool of representative KOLs/OLs or other relevant stakeholders from the scientific community.


Partnership with Field Force Colleagues

  • Prepares/delivers training on designated products / TAs to newly hired Medical Representatives and other relevant Pfizer employees.
  • Updates and reviews product knowledge of Medical Representatives and other relevant employees.
  • Assists other training activities (role-plays, workshops, group presentations’ training etc.).
  • Coaches the Field Force for medical aspects proactively or based on request.


Support for Regulatory Affairs Group and Drug Safety Unit

  • Reviews the product regulatory documents (limited to summary of product characteristics (SmPC), patient information leaflet (PIL)  only).
  • Develops and updates the summary of product information (SPIs).
  • Therapeutic and product knowledge advice for safety colleagues per request only.


Support for Clinical Research / Lead for I&I Non-Interventional Studies (NIS), Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) and Collaborative Research (CRC)

  • Provides medical expertise for clinical trials feasibilities per request only.
  • Provides medical expertise (protocol development) for NIS per request only.
  • Pro-actively identifies the IIR / CRC targets.
  • Ensures guidance for investigators willing to develop an IIR. When applicable, management of IIRs in line with DST SOP CT25 and CRC in line with DST CT24


Quality Assurance

  • Ensures the implementation of the Country Quality Plan, under the MQOM coordination/guidance.
  • Acquires quality processes and procedures knowledge.
  • Implements quality processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrates value proposition of quality and compliance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Applies a risk management approach.
  • Ensure sound knowledge of regulatory requirements across Business Units and Platform Lines where appropriate.
  • Interact with internal and external networks, including MQOM network and share best practices.

Inspections / Audits

  • Provides support for local inspections as defined by the local Regulatory Inspection Site Action Plan.
  • Provide support for all audits under Medical Director accountability (if applicable), including audit corrective and preventive action plans (CAPAs).
  • Audit preparedness.


People management and/ or coaching

  • Ensures management and development of direct report(s).
  • Ensures coaching of newly hired Junior Medical Advisors.


Medical Information

  • Serves as the subject matter expert (SME) for MI on responsible products/therapeutic areas.
  • Exhibits broad knowledge of assigned therapeutic areas and a solid understanding of pertinent disease state(s).
  • Handles escalated MI inquiries from various sources.
  • Increases awareness of MI function with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Aligns with Global /Regional counterparts to ensure an open exchange of product information, business intelligence and best practices.
  • Analyzes inquiry data to identify trends and communicates salient points to the Product/Therapeutic Team(s) and to Medical Director and/or local Business Units.
  • Creates and maintains local MI documents by ensuring that responses are medically and scientifically accurate, timely, fair balanced, and meet customers’ needs. Ensures the alignment of response documents to local labelling.
  • Proactively seeks continuous improvement in MI processes and responses.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders where applicable to ensure MI responses are appropriately aligned within the scope of MI and Pfizer Medical.
  • Reviews and approves MI documents completed by others for responsible products/therapeutic areas.
  • Ensures that all colleagues have the necessary training and resources to appropriately meet customer needs and expectations regarding the MI processes.
  • Participates as a member and MI resource on Business Units Product/Therapeutic Team(s).
  • Represents Pfizer by providing live MI support at scientific conventions/congresses; may serve as the lead for coordinating the MI function at scientific conventions/congresses.
  • Maintains compliance with corporate and departmental trainings, standard operating procedures, and implementation guidelines.
  • Provides an MI perspective on the development and revision of Pfizer policies and procedures as necessary.


Quality Awareness

  • Ensure sound knowledge of regulatory requirements across Business Units and Platform Lines where appropriate.
  • Interact with internal and external networks, including MQOM network and share best practices.
  • Demonstrate value proposition of quality and compliance to internal and external stakeholders.


Pharmacovigilance and the compliance to rules and ethics codes

  • Complete in due time the “Your Reporting Responsibilities: Monitoring the Safety, Performance, and Quality of Pfizer Products” (YRR) training program and the annual re-training.
  • Report information regarding drugs’ safety to the local Drug Safety Unit, in compliance with the YRR training materials.
  • Have knowledge of and apply all the Compliance and Business Ethics rules.
  • Immediately report any violation of the Compliance and Business Ethics rules.



Financial Accountability: budgeting:

  • Provides input for the development of the Medical Department annual budget.
  • Ensures the planned medical activities (e.g. Speaker trainings, Protocol Writing trainings etc.) are within the agreed/allocated budget.


Personal development through


  • Active participation in Pfizer trainings, assignments, projects.
  • Active involvement in Pfizer internal and external meetings from a commercial perspective.
  • Identify personal areas of improvement.
  • Maintain a balanced and healthy life.


Specialist Experience



  • Technical
  • High level of proficiency in both local country language and English (written and spoken).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret and relay technical information.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Medical writing experience is considered an advantage.
  • Proficiency with computer, keyboarding skills and software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office).
  • Driving license.


  • Managerial
  • Demonstrates effective relationship management and customer orientation.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates keen analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strategic skills.
  • People management skills.


  • Education
  • Medical degree
  • PharmD, BS in Pharmacy, or MD/DO strongly preferred.
  • Business degree (MBA) is a plus.


  • Experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Medical Affairs with people management experience.
  • Experience in Immunology TA desirable.
  • Candidates with pertinent industry-related experience and/or post-graduate specialty/residency are desirable.



* Reallocation package is available.


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • Israel
  • Pharma/Biotech
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
26 March 2019
Applications Deadline
11 May 2019

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